Microchip dsPICDEM MCHV Development System and MCSM Development Board

Microchip Technology introduced the dsPICDEM MCHV Development System (for high-voltage motors) and the dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board (for stepper motors). The development tools enable rapid designs using dsPIC digital signal controllers (DSCs). Both tools are available today. The dsPICDEM MCHV Development System (part # DM330023) is $650. The dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board (part # DM330022) is $129.99, and is also available as the dsPICDEM MCSM Development Kit (part # DV330021, $269.99), which includes a stepper motor and 24-volt power supply.

Microchip Technology dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board for stepper motors

The Microchip dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board is a cost-effective tool for creating unipolar and bipolar stepper motor applications. The board enables the rapid development of both open-loop and current-closed-loop microstepping routines using Microchip’s dsPIC33 Motor Control families. This development tool also provides engineers with a control GUI, which allows them to focus on integrating the other application features and fine-tuning the motor’s operation.

The dsPICDEM MCHV Development System is a development tool for the rapid evaluation and design of a wide variety of high-voltage, closed-loop motor control applications using AC Induction Motors (ACIMs), Brushless DC (BLDC) motors or Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSMs). The board includes in-circuit debugging circuitry, eliminating the need for a separate debugger for development with Microchip’s dsPIC33 Motor Control DSC families. In addition, the tool combines a proven motor-control system and Power Factor Correction (PFC) for regulatory requirements.

Five royalty- and license-free software application notes with source code are being released for development, five with the dsPICDEM MCHV and one with the dsPICDEM MCSM. Designers can utilize Microchip’s proven, optimized and efficient code to produce reliable results, while reducing software creation and debug time:

  • AN957 Sensored BLDC Motor Control Using dsPIC30F2010
  • AN984 An Introduction to AC Induction Motor Control Using the dsPIC30F/dsPIC33F DSCs
  • AN1078 FOC Sensorless PMSM with SMO Estimator, Field Weakening and Dual Shunts
  • AN1160 Sensorless BLDC Control with Back-EMF Filtering Using a Majority Function
  • AN1299 FOC Sensorless PMSM with SMO Estimator, Field Weakening and Single-Shunt
  • AN1307 Stepper Motor Control with dsPIC DSCs

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